If I told you my story…

if i told you my story

If I told you my story…..
You would hear hope that wouldn’t let go
If I told you my story
You would hear love that never gave up
If I told you my story
You would hear life but it wasn’t mine

As I listened to this song by Big Daddy Weave I thought about how the good parts of my story that have been so much about Him. And so little about me.

About how His grace was  greater,

About how I received justice and mercy when I deserved judgement and vengeance.

About how He took a life that was so ugly and selfish and gave it beauty and meaning and worth

About how He died for me when I was still His enemy.

If I told you my story it would be about His love that never gave up, even when I turned away.

I attended a Mens Encounter this weekend with over 500 men in attendance. I saw His story, rewriting their lives. Men who were bound by sin and religion, trapped by addiction and pride, wrapped up in hopelessness and shame. I watched as they received

grace greater than sin

justice served and now mercy wins

kindness of Jesus that draws them in.

When they tell their stories they will tell of Him.

Stories that tell of victory over the enemy, of victory won for all, you and me. God is at work in these last times, and He wants to write your story.

Will you let Him?

What will your story be?

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“Now at last they were beginning chapter One of the great story no one on earth has read: which goes on forever”. I love this line at the end of the Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Everyone has a story to tell and ultimately we are all part of a greater story that someday will be revealed in full. “ For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things”. ( 1 Corinthians 13:12). My story is not remarkable, although the events I have had the privilege in my life to witness have been. I grew up in the south “the land of cotton” and the old times there were definitely not forgotten. I remember where I was and what I was doing when JFK and Martin Luther King were murdered in Dallas and in Memphis. I remember the Civil Rights movement, a time of great unrest and change. I remember the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius” in the late 1960’s. It was also the dawning of my love for playing music, a love that has stayed with me throughout my life. If my life were chapters in a book one would tell of my precious bride of 20+ years who endured so much and stood beside me through the good and the bad. One would describe the blessings of being a father and a grandfather. One would tell about how despite being “the wretch” the song sings about God was able to change me, and use me to make a difference in others lives, make me a servant in His church, and surround me with friends all because of His goodness. All part of a story that has had many twists and turns. I think of the words Jimmy Buffet wrote in one of my favorite songs "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I learned much from both of their styles" And so it is true for me. But in all of my travels and all I have read and experienced nothing compares to where I am headed. The place where my story here ends and the story that goes on forever begins! "" I am confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day He returns". Philippians 1:6 My hope is that as we all run our race that in some small way my words will encourage and speak to you, as your story is being written. And draw you ever closer to the One who loves you. Further up and further in!
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2 Responses to If I told you my story…

  1. Reblogged this on Nifesimi Okeyide and commented:
    We all have stories . . .

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